Global Patent Index - EP 1055561 A2

EP 1055561 A2 2000-11-29 - Vehicle article carrier having single side releasable locking mechanism

Title (en)

Vehicle article carrier having single side releasable locking mechanism

Title (de)

Fahrzeuggepäckträger mit einseitig betätigbarem Blockiermechanismus

Title (fr)

Porte-bagages de véhicule avec mécanisme de blocage actionné d'un seul côté

Publication

EP 1055561 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00304127 A

Priority

US 32003699 A

Abstract (en)

A vehicle article carrier (10) having a pair of bracket members (18,20) at the outer ends of a cross bar (22,24), where both bracket members (18,20) can be unlocked from a pair of slats (16) simultaneously through a single actuating member associated with one of the bracket members (18,20). In one embodiment an elongated cable extends through the cross bar and couples an actuating member associated with a bracket member at a first end of the cross bar with a locking member associated with a second bracket member at the opposite end of the cross bar. The locking member is biased into a locked position via an independent biasing member which serves to lock both bracket members to their associated slats. Moving the actuating member into an unlocked position allows both bracket members to be placed in unlocked positions simultaneously. Releasing the actuating member allows the biasing member to return both bracket members into locking engagement with their respective slats. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B60R 9/045

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B60R 9/045 (2006.01); B60R 9/058 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B60R 9/045 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

US 5190198 A 19930302 - CUCHERAN JOHN S [US]

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB

EPO simple patent family

US 6112964 A 20000905; DE 60016501 D1 20050113; DE 60016501 T2 20051215; EP 1055561 A2 20001129; EP 1055561 A3 20030326; EP 1055561 B1 20041208; ES 2233287 T3 20050616; JP 2000355251 A 20001226; JP 3649995 B2 20050518

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